Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has been challenged to initiate a recycling plant to solve the garbage menace in the county.
Kisauni Legislature Ali Mbogo said solid waste management has remained a nightmare for the Mombasa county government and recycling plant is the solution.
Speaking in his constituency, Mbogo said it is time the County government initiates dialogue with environmental experts, organisations and stakeholders to enable Mombasa gets a recycling plant to manage solid waste.
Mbogo noted that the county has been spending millions of shillings in managing solid waste, however the problem remain unsolved.
[Locals in Mombasa transport garbage to former Kibarani dumpsite. Photo/Courtesy/MV-CODE].
“We should seriously focus on how we can properly address solid waste problem within our county. We should invite environmental experts to guide us on this issue,” added Mbogo.
Though he supported closure of Kibarani dumpsite he said it was temporary.
“Shutting down Kibarani is not a solution to the problem we should as well shut Mwakirunge and many others to safeguard the health of the county dwellers,” he reiterated.
The MP urged Mombasa County Chief Ali Hassan Joho to revive the dialogue in a bid to solve the environmental problem in Mombasa.
He called for the revival of a recycling plant at Jitoni area within Jomvu constituency that stalled a decade a go.
The recycling plant which was fully funded by the European Union at a tune of 28 million shillings stalled after the Kenya power failed to connect it with power.
The rusts, stalled recycling machine remained a dream for many youths and women groups in Mombasa who were promised employment and business opportunities that would be created through garbage collection, sorting and end products after the recycling process.